Meet Our Staff


Teri Therkelsen

Primary Guide

Teri is a San Diego native, and earned a BA in Geography from Humbolt State University. She is a mother of five children (now adults!) ranging in ages from 18-30. After receiving her AMI Montessori training and diploma from MNW (Montessori Institute Northwest) in 2008, she opened Bluebird Montessori in SIlverton later the same year. She was the Lead Primary Guide at Bluebird for 6 years before opening Rose Cottage Montessori in 2014. Currently she is in her 12th year as a Primary Guide.

Stone Tower

Carol  Jooste

Primary Assistant

More information about Carol is coming soon!